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It was his love that reached my soul

It was his love that reached my soul

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 It was His love that reached my soul,
It was His grace that made me whole,
And now He keeps me day by day,
And safely leads me all the way.

O wondrous and amazing love!
O grace that saved and ransomed me!
My heart and life shall sing of Thee
In time and in eternity.

2 It was His love, so boundless, free,
That moved the Lord to pardon me
And own me for His ransomed child,
Redeemed, renewed, and reconciled. [Chorus]

3 It was His love impelled my heart
To turn from self and sin apart,
And find in Him the wondrous power
A Christian life to live each hour. [Chorus]

4 It was His great amazing love
So well displayed from Heav’n above,
That bro't to me such peace and rest,
And made me so supremely blest. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #4

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

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First Line: It was his love that reached my soul
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: O wondrous and amazing love



The Cyber Hymnal #3131
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